4.6 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers RecalledFebruary 14, 2015
Kidde, the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety equipment, has recalled 4.6 million fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. due to a defective valve component. The recalled extinguishers may not fully discharge when used, a defect which can cause serious injuries in a fire emergency. Alarmingly, this recall comes in the midst of the peak home fire season.
The recalled extinguishers are red, white, or silver and are marked with either an ABC or BC rating. Manufactured between July 23, 2013 and October 15, 2014, the defective extinguishers are marked with one of the following model numbers:
10BC 1A 10BC 1A 10BCW 2A10BC 5BC 5BCW
FA10G FA110 FA5B FC10 FC110 FC5
FH/ RESSP FX10 FX10BC FX10K FX210 FX210R
FX210W FX340GW FX340SC FX5II KFH Twin M110 Twin
M5 Twin Mariner 10 Mariner 110 Mariner 5 Mariner 5 G RESSP
Thus far, there have been 11 reports of extinguisher malfunctions. The defective products were sold numerous national retailers, including Home Depot, Walmart, and Menards. Individuals who have purchased the defective models listed above should contact retailers or the manufacturer for a replacement.
If you or a loved one suffered in a home fire as a result of a defective fire extinguisher, contact the Cleveland, Ohio personal injury lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free consultation. With decades of experience helping both house fire and product liability victims, our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.Back To Blog